Bergen Beach is located on the southeastern edge of Brooklyn, New York. This neighborhood is surrounded by water on three sides; it was once an island until it was connected by landfill in 1918. The Belt Parkway runs through the southern tip of Bergen Beach and the Jamaica Bay Riding Academy is located here.
This neighborhood is residential and has a very suburban feel, in spite of its Brooklyn location and easy accessibility to the city. On the northern edge of Bergen Beach is the sub-neighborhood of Georgetown, which has a shopping area and several services including nearby pet supply stores and veterinary services for pet owners. Residents on the northern section of Bergen Beach can access these services on foot. Parks and greenspaces on the east and south of the community can also be accessed on foot by locals.
Walking in New York is weather dependent and although Brooklyn weather is more temperate than in other parts of the state due to its coastal location, weather can be cool and rainy or stormy in the winter, due to Atlantic weather systems. Summer is often hot and humid on many days, and walking may require lots of water packed along for you and your pooch.
The area is full of very different homes with unique architecture. There are connected duplexes, row houses, and apartment blocks as well as both moderate and very large single-family homes. Many homes have large yards for the families in the area to enjoy and feature pools, play equipment, or trampolines. The area has mature landscaping and large trees lining sidewalks that provide a shaded, safe, walking area for residents and their dogs.
There is a commercial area, Georgetown, in the north, Jamaica Bay bordering Bergen Beach to the southeast, Little Mill Basin waterway to the southwest and Paerdegat Basin located to the northeast, surrounding the neighborhood with water on three sides. Waterfront areas have associated services and terrain including yacht clubs and marinas for local watercraft.